The Associated Press
The collection of papers and items from author Pat Conroy now at the University of South Carolina includes:
--About 10,000 handwritten pages, primarily on yellow legal pads the author used to compose his manuscripts.
--About 15,000 typewritten pages of 11 books and novels, six screenplays, and numerous short stories, articles, essays and poems.
--Some 80 scrapbooks put together by Conroy's father, Don, with family pictures dating to the 1940s.
--23 personal diaries from 1960 to 2011.
--Hundreds of pages of correspondence from the early 1960s to 2011 from editors, authors and family members.
--A wide array of memorabilia including cards, newspaper clippings, letters and childhood memorabilia collected by family members, friends, mentors and admirers.
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